Independent Commission Votes To Send Re-Districting Maps To State Legislature

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ALBANY (WENY) – The New York State Independent Commission voted this morning to send two different sets of re-districting maps to the state legislature.

The ten commissioners voted along party lines and no set of maps reached a majority, with the vote ending in a 5-5 tie. These maps redraw congressional, state senate, and assembly districts for the next ten years based on population changes reflected in the 2020 census.

If it fails to approve a plan by a two-thirds majority in both chambers or a plan is vetoed by the governor, the commission will be able to present new maps by February 28th.

If those also fail, the legislature will draw plans of its own.

New maps are expected to be approved by the June primaries.


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